Research Expertise and Interest
policy analysis and evaluation, reform issues, charter schools, child care, early childhood development, economy and education
Bruce Fuller’s work focuses on how public policies aim to penetrate into local organizations–schools and families–to change the behavior or moral commitments of local actors. In his work on decentralizing policy, he shows how school reforms often fail to accomplish these changes, leading him to institutional and political questions around how to construct more effective policies. He pursues these topics in cross-cultural settings, ranging from Latino communities of east Boston to impoverished communities in South Africa.